MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a move to further develop Miami’s green and renewable energy sector, the city will host the largest sustainability conference in the country, Premios Verdes.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez made the announcement from City Hall on Wednesday alongside Premios Verdes CEO and Co-Founder, Jos Javier Guarderas.
“Our ecosystem is our economy, and over time we’ve removed the narrative that you have to choose one or the other,” Mayor Suarez said.
Premios version, a non-profit organization, works with the United Nations, the World Fund and PWC to support the development of eco-friendly businesses.
“The green sector has grown exponentially over the past 5 years, and to this day, renewable energy [sector] Mayor Suarez said it currently employs more than 60,000 people in the vast area of Miami.
The mayor cited growth in the renewable and green energy sectors as one of the reasons behind his decision to bring the conference to Miami.
“Miami’s green sector has grown 3.8 times faster than our non-green sector year-over-year since 2015, until the pandemic hit,” said Mr. And it’s the only sector that hasn’t lost jobs during the pandemic.”
Suarez’s announcement comes nearly a year after the city of Miami joined the C40 Cities, a global network of more than 90 cities committed to addressing climate change, as well as enhancing economic well-being and environment for their inhabitants.
“It is an honor and privilege to announce today that Premios Verdes is officially coming to the city of Miami,” said Suarez, wearing a T-shirt made entirely from seaweed and organic cotton.
His eco-friendly shirt is another sign of his commitment to supporting green businesses.
The Permios Verdes Conference begins April 20, 2022 and runs until April 23, 2022. Visit premiosverdes.org for more information.
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